Simple Lifestyle Changes Contribute To
Stroke Prevention For Women
or "brain attacks" kill twice as many women each year as breast cancer,
according to the National Stroke Association.
stroke occurs when there is an interruption of blood flow to the brain.
This can happen when a blood clot blocks an artery or blood vessel, or
when the vessel itself breaks. When this happens, the cells die
quickly. This causes the body to lose control of the abilities that
area of the brain once controlled. Each year, nearly 730,000 people
suffer from a stroke in the United States, and women are more likely to
die from a stroke than men.
women mistakenly believe that they’re more likely to die of
cancer than heart disease and stroke," said Dr. Robert Lada, director
of cerebrovascular medicine at Summa Health System. "The good news is
that strokes are preventable if you take the appropriate actions."
lifestyle changes can go a long way towards preventing strokes. Such
alcohol in moderation, if at all.
your blood pressure. Healthy blood pressure is considered 120/80.
your cholesterol number. Your combined LDL (low density lipid) and HDL
(high density lipid) numbers should not exceed 200.
healthy and exercise a minimum of 30 minutes three to five days a week.
to your doctor if you have diabetes or poor circulation.
more information on Summa Health System, visit www.summahealth.org.